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Format: 11-22-2014
Format: 11-22-2014
Democracy has at its heart a basic promise: citizens have an equal voice in deciding who represents them. This promise went unfulfilled again in 2014. Large donors accounted for the vast majority of...
November 20, 2014 | Policy Brief |
Karen Shanton
Angels by the River follows James Gustave Speth’s unlikely path—from Southern boyhood to his career as an influential mainstream environmentalist to his current system-changing activism. In this...
November 5, 2014 | Book |
The shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri brought to light a set of racial injustices in the lived daily experiences of the city’s African American residents.1 Attempts to understand...
October 30, 2014 | Explainer |
Karen Shanton
In the aftermath of the Great Recession, Americans battered by job loss, foreclosure, and plummeting home values tightened their belts and paid down debt. The Latino community, hit particularly hard...
October 27, 2014 | Report |
Over the last half-century, affluent Americans have turned out to vote at significantly higher rates than lower-income Americans. On the surface, this would seem to pose a serious problem for equal...
October 23, 2014 | Explainer |
In today’s economy, a college education is essential for getting a good job and entering the middle class. Yet, despite this reality, college costs are rising beyond the reach of many Connecticutters...
October 20, 2014 | Explainer |
From Demos Senior Fellow and longtime New York Times columnist Bob Herbert comes a wrenching portrayal of ordinary Americans struggling for survival in a nation that has lost its way In...
October 15, 2014 | Book |
Preface Globalization as presently structured is corrosive of political democracy and specifically of the ability of citizens and national governments to harness a market economy for a broad public...
October 7, 2014 | Report |
I.  Introduction America’s economy has been an awesome engine of wealth creation over the past two generations, but the new prosperity has disproportionately gone to the wealthiest. Between 1979...
September 17, 2014 | Testimony |